ED: I'm guessing Anorexia Nervosa
-->Do you have a BMI of less than 17.5? Yes. 15.7
-->Have you lost your period for more than 3 months? Yes. For 6 in a row.
-->Are you terrified of being fat? Nightmares, constantly looking in mirrors and weighing myself... Have to go with a yes on that one too.
Diagnosed/Self-diagnosed?: Self-diagnosed - I am petrified of being 'found out' so I'm hoping to never be officially diagnosed.
My biggest pet peeve about ED communities:
- I am sick, absolutely SICK of people posting... 'Hey, I need to lose 15 pounds by vacation - how can I do this?'
- That may sound highly hypocritical, since I often use vacations as deadlines - but that's so I have a certain date in mind - not so I can be an annoying person who does not have a clue as to what they are talking about.
Questions/comments/concerns: I am petrified of turning into one of the people who glorify their eating disorder... Completely terrified. So I decided to join this community in the hopes that I could learn from the people who have lived with a disorder for a longer amount of time, and are still down-to-earth about themselves. Basically, I know I am young, I know I have not seen the world the way a lot of people have seen it - I am hoping to teach myself [and be taught] to look upon my eating disorder in a non-elitest way. Did that make any sense?